That is the crux of the whole matter. Until this past July, the registry was not considered punishment because it was contstrued as a civil penalty. Kind of like they when they fine you. I do believe at the hearing on Monday we should get more clarity as to how the state is going to interpret the Muniz Decision. That has been the biggest point of frustration: not knowing how they are going to apply HB1952. From the way they introduced it, it sounded like they wanted to wipe out the court decision, however on Tuesday it sounded like they realized that they cannot undo the court decision. At least for non SVP’s.
We will find out more info as February rolls along. I am so ready for Spring!!